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Blackwell, Derbyshire
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From: Kelly's Directory of the Counties of Derby, Notts, Leicester and Rutland
pub. London (May, 1891) - pp. 50-51
Kelly's Directory, 1891
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BLACKWELL is a parish, with HILLCOTE and NEWTON, 3½ miles north-east from Alfreton, 3 north-west from Pinxton station and three-quarters or a mile from Westhouses and Blackwell station, both on the Erewash Valley line, and 134 from London, in the Mid division of the county, hundred or Scarsdale, Mansfield union, Alfreton petty sessional division and county court district, rural deanery of Alfreton, arch. deaconry or Derby and diocese or Southwell. The Normanton brook runs through the parish. The church of St. Werburg is a small edifice of stone, consisting or chancel, nave, aisles, south porch and a lofty embattled western tower containing 3 bells, dated respectively 1878, 1611 and 1587: the church, with the exception of part of the arcade on the north side, was rebuilt in 1827-8, and again rebuilt and enlarged, with the exception of the tower, in 1879, at a cost of £2,260, under the direction of Mr. J. H. Mitchel1-Withers, architect, of Sheffield : the church affords 220 sittings: in the south-east corner of the churchyard is an old Runic stone, sup-posed to be part of an ancient cross, coeval with and closely resembling the cross at Taddington ; it stands 5 feet out or the ground and measures 16 inches by 12 inches; the east and west sides are carved with interlacing knot work and the north and south with circular braids: in the churchyard is also a remarkable yew tree. The register dates from the year 1685. The living is a vicarage, tithe rent-charge £94, net yearly value £265, with 61 acres of glebe and residence, in the gift of the Duke or Devonshire K.G. and held since 1890 by the Rev. Ernest Edwin Morris M.A. of Jesus College, Cambridge. There is a Primitive Methodist school chapel at Newton, and a Wesleyan chapel, at Blackwell, erected in 1875 and seating 500 ; this chapel is registered for solemnization or marriages, and has a minister's residence attached. Gisborne's Charity of £7 5s. yearly, left by the Rev- Francis Gisborne, sometime rector of Staveley, in 1818, is for clothing; other charities, amounting to £6 10s. are distributed in money. The Institute and Reading Room and Library was erected in 1878 by the Blackwell Colliery Co. for their workpeople; the library contains 1,000 volumes. The Colliery Hospital was built in 1882 by the Blackwell Colliery Co. and has wards for 12 patients. Here are extensive collieries belonging to the Blackwell Colliery Company Limited, with five who employ a large number of hands. The Duke of Devonshire K.G. and the Earl of Carnarvon are joint lords of the manor. The principal landowners are the Duke of Devonshire, the Earl of Carnarvon and Thomas Sampson and John Hinchcliffe esqs. and the Blackwell Colliery Co. The soil is chiefly loam and clay; subsoil, principally clay. The crops are the usual cereals, but the land is chiefly in pasture ; and this district is noted for the excellent quality of its cheese. The area is 1,700 acres; rateable value, £11,374; the population in 1871 was 542, and in 1881 was 2,194.

HILLCOTE is a hamlet, about a quarter of a mile south from Blackwell.

NEWTON is a hamlet, half a mile north from Blackwell, and has a station on the Midland railway, called Tibshelf and Newton.

Parish Clerk, George John England.

POST & M. O. O., S. & Annuity & Insurance Office.- Thomas Smith, sub-postmaster. Letters through Alfreton arrive at 8 a.m. ; dispatched at 5.50 p.m. The nearest telegraph office is at Newton station. WALL BOX at Newton, cleared at 5.20 p.m

POST & M. O. O., S. & Annuity & Insurance Office, Newton. -Benjamin Walters, sub-postmaster. Letters arrive through Alfreton 8.15 a.m. ; dispatched 5.50 p.m. The nearest telegraph office is at Newton & Tibshelf station

National (mixed), erected in 1873 & enlarged in 1884 & 1887, for 220 children; average attendance, 160; Edmund J. H. Deamon, master since 1867
Colliery (mixed), erected in 1876, by the Blackwell Colliery Co. for 420 children; average attendance, 87 boys, 102 girls & 180 infants ; Miss Annie Flint, infants' mistress ; Edward Bell, master

Westhouses & Blackwell (Erewash Valley Line), George Turner, station master
Tibshelf & Newton (Midland), Ed. Morris, station master

CARRIER TO MANSFIELD.- Charles Wilson every thurs

Morris Rev. Ernest Edwin M.A. Vicarage
Robinson Rev. William O. [Wesleyan]
Wickham Charles Albert, The Hospital
Wilkinson Mrs. Hillcote hall


Allcock Charles, shopkeeper
Allen Tamer (Mrs.) shopkeeper
Ashby Henry, farmer
Askew Joseph, farmer, Hillcote
Ball Mary (Mrs.), Robin Hood P.H. & farmr
Ball Luke, farmer, Newton lodge
Ball Samuel, farmer
Ball Samuel, farmer, Berrister lane
Bamford Stephn. drapr. & New inn, Newtn
Birckumshaw William, draper, Newton ; & at South Normanton
Blackwell Colliery Co. Limited (Maurice Deacon, mngr, ; Wm.Hy.Stevens,sec)
Blackwell Colliery Hospital (Chas. Albt. Wickham L.R.C,P. Edin- res. surgeon)
Blower William, greengrocer, Newton
Booker George, farmer, Newton
Brailsford George, shopkeeper, Newton
Bryan Lavinia (Mrs.), farmer, Newton
Butler Richard, glass & china dealer, Newton
Clarke Benjamin, shopkeeper, Newton
Co-operative Society Limited (Thomas Smith, manager)
Diminsdale Colliery Co. (Chas. Rennie Morgan, manager)
Dobbs Charles, farmer, & registrar of births, deaths & marriages for Blackwell district
Downing William, farmer, West house
Ford William J, hardware dlr, Newton
Foster William, shopkeeper, Newton
Green John, blacksmith, Newton
Hall Fred, shopkeeper, Berrister lane
Institute & Reading Room & Library)
Lee William, farmer
Lilley William, shopkeeper
Lyddon Thomas, Blackwell hotel
Marriott John, blacksmith
Maskery Charles, farmer
Norwood Hannah (Mrs.), George & Dragon P.H. & farmer, Newton
Peat Richard, wholesale musical instrument dealer; a single instrument at wholesale price
Pipes Richard, farmer
Riley John, hair dresser
Sampson Edward, farmer & overseer & poor rate collector, Church Hill farm
Sampson Thomas, farmer, Scandilands
Sawer Absalom, beer ret. Berrister lane
Shooter Mary (Mrs.),draper, grocer, &c. Newton
Shooter Wm. collector of Queen's taxes
Wakelin Mary (Mrs.), farmer, Hill top
Wallis John, grocer
Wallis William, botanist
Walters Benj. shopkpr. Post office, Newtn
Walters Samuel, Hillcote Arms P.H. Berrister lane
Wickham Charles Albert, L.C.R.P. Edin. resident surgeon to hospital
Wilkinson Henry, timber dealer &c
Wilson Charles, farmer
Wilson, Stephen, farmer, Hillcote
Woodhead John, Butcher, Newton

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